Friday, May 8, 2009

On a Friday

Round and round, up and down
Every day I make my way
Through the streets of your town

- The Go-Betweens, Streets Of Your Town

When you put too much faith in your football team, and then your football team disappoints you, to whom do you turn? It's a question I've been asking myself for a few days. Normally, I trawl the internet for something optimistic about the Arsenal, to allow myself the luxury of believing again. But I'm starting to wonder whether that's healthy. 

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I bought another copy of Fever Pitch earlier today. In one way, it's comforting to realise that Arsenal have disappointed many, many people in the past, and that my situation isn't unique. Many people have lived through the lean periods and come out stronger on the other side. Some have even written award-wining books about the experience. 

Maybe I should go on a shopping binge. I mean, people have told me that materialistic excess can fill the deep parts of your soul, much like alcohol, drugs and charismatic political figures. I could start by ordering an Arsenal stubby holder off the internet....

I'm depressed as shit, but I suppose I'll pick myself up for the Chelsea match. After all, every day, up and down, I make my way through the streets of Islington. Figuratively speaking, of course. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chill, man. Its not like we got relegated or something.

Patt said...

Weg, i thought u had something to hold on to in these tough times. Something that comforts u. What happened to it?

Connolly's agent said...

I do, Patt. But sometimes you've got to let go of emotional crutches, no matter how comforting they are.